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raising taxes. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> treasury secretary timothy geithner says, if the debt ceiling is not raised by august 2nd, it could have catastrophic consequences on the global economy. >>> president obama will hold a news conference about debt limit negotiations at 11:00 this morning, and you can watch that nbc special report right here on nbc 4. >>> new defense secretary leon panetta is in iraq this morning meeting with top u.s. military and diplomatic leaders in baghdad. after that, he'll meet with iraqi leaders to discuss keeping possibly some u.s. troops in iraq beyond 2011. there are currently 46,000 troops there. his visit comes as iraqi police say three rockets hit baghdad's green zone overnight. panett
, and countless visitors. >>> oh, no! boy, is that a large gaffe. >> well, that one hurt. the big lea san diego padre orlando hudson made a little league error last night. he forgot how many outs there were. hudson came over to catch a pop-up hit by ryan roberts, then throws the ball into the stands. nice gesture, but there's just one problem. it was only the second out in the inning. hudson immediately tried to get the ball back, but it was too late. the umpire awarded the base runner on third a walk home, and the diamondbacks went up 4-0 and eventually won the game 6-1. oops. >> he's kicking himself. >>> 5:20. a nationals executive is apologizing this morning for a mental error of a different sort. doug harris, the director of player development for the nats, came under fire after he compared the scrutiny facing prospect bryce harper to the hardships faced by jackie robinson. he sent a statement saying he meant to speak about the scrutiny he encounters, and it pails in comparison to the life of mr. robinson and will not approach the lasting impact. >> that's a gaffe. >> i think people have to
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